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Goodbye to all that

Aroldis Chapman stood on the mound with a 6-4 lead. He pitched to Rajai Davis. A few seconds later, the game was tied. After that game, how can you not love baseball? Two teams entered the night with a combined 176 years without a championship. Nine innings would decide who would celebrate and who ...

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Schapiro '19: Major League Baseball postseason gets wild

MLB’s ordinary postseason has begun: The wild-card games are over, which means that fans of both losing teams are understandably upset. And while some will complain that one single wild-card game is not enough, and that baseball, statistically speaking, was never meant to be a single-elimination sport, ...


Construction begins on new baseball, softball complex

The Department of Athletics announced Monday that it has commenced construction of a new facility for the baseball and softball teams. The fields were financed through $5 million in donations and are expected to be completed in time for the teams’ seasons in spring 2017. Mark Attanasio ’79, owner ...


French ’16 leads baseball to lone win over Harvard

The men’s baseball team traveled north to take on Red Rolfe division foe Harvard in a four-game series Saturday and Sunday. Harvard 2, Brown 1 Starting pitcher Christian Taugner ’17 looked to stay perfect in Ivy play with what would have been his fourth-straight win against the Crimson (15-21, 8-8 ...


Baseball splits series against Dartmouth to open division play

The baseball team opened Red Rolfe division play at home last weekend, facing Dartmouth (11-20, 5-5) in a four-game series before squaring off against UMass Lowell Tuesday. Brown 4, Dartmouth 2 Bruno (11-19, 5-7 Ivy) opened the series Saturday with ace pitcher Christian Taugner ’17 on the mound. Brown ...


Taugner ’17 leads baseball to first Ivy win

After an up-and-down start to the year, Brown (7-13, 1-3 Ivy) went on the road to open the Ivy League season against non-division opponents Penn and Columbia. Brown 8, Penn 5 First on the slate for Bruno was the Quakers (10-12, 3-1), last year’s runners-up in the Lou Gehrig division. The start time ...


Baseball snaps losing streak in 1-2 weekend at Central Florida

Brown continued its season-opening non-conference slate with a weekend trip to the Sunshine State for a three-game series against Central Florida (12-9). Brown 0, UCF 2 The Bears (2-8) opened the weekend with ace Christian Taugner ’17 on the mound for the third straight weekend. Taugner went toe-to-toe ...


Marshall silences bats in weekend sweep of baseball

After a promising start to the season a week ago, the baseball team went winless in a four game series at Marshall over the weekend. The Bears (1-6) have not claimed a win since their 2-0 victory over Bucknell on opening day last Friday, largely due to offensive struggles that hurt the team in key situations ...


Baseball opens season with 1-2 showing despite strong pitching

The baseball team opened the 2016 season with a 1-2 weekend at the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, North Carolina behind strong performances from the team’s starting pitchers. Brown 2, Bucknell 0 Bruno opened the weekend Friday against Bucknell (5-5). The game marked the highly anticipated return ...


Experienced baseball team enters season with eyes on Ivy crown

For a New England baseball team, every outdoor practice in February represents a gift from Mother Nature. “The schedule will never be an excuse for us — whether or not we can get outside — because there are teams that don’t get outside until they play their first game, and they end up having ...

University News

Athletes walk onto College Hill

Two days ago, high school athletes around the world fulfilled their dreams of signing to competitive colleges. It was National Signing Day. For athletes fortunate enough to be recruited, a whole high school may gather while local TV crews wait to get the breaking news of a student’s choice between ...


Renovations in fields’ futures

A $5 million renovation to the baseball and softball fields will take place during summer 2016 and is slated to be finished by spring 2017, said Baseball Head Coach Grant Achilles. President Christina Paxson P’19 announced the fields’ renovation in a community-wide email Tuesday about gifts accepted ...

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Brown's asking price has Providence stadium on life support

The February sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox came with announcements of several significant changes for the team. It was being tentatively rebranded as the Rhode Island Red Sox and ultimately relocated to downtown Providence, the purchasers said. In April, the new owners announced their intent to construct ...


Baseball barely outscored by division-leader Dartmouth

Going head-to-head in a four-game stretch with Red Rolfe Division leader Dartmouth was sure to be a tough matchup for the baseball team. Though Brown (8-26, 4-12 Ivy) showed the Big Green (16-19, 12-4) a valiant effort, the Bears fell in four consecutive games by a total margin of six runs. The first ...


Five-game losing streak ends as baseball splits weekend

The baseball team came into its four-game series with Harvard this weekend on the heels of a terrible showing against Penn and Columbia, but the Bears (8-20, 4-8 Ivy) rebounded nicely, splitting two doubleheaders with the Crimson (16-15, 5-7) on Alumni Weekend. Eddie Fitzpatrick ’15 made the start ...


Baseball looks to rebound against Ivy foe Harvard

After getting demolished at the hands of Lou Gehrig Division powerhouses Columbia and Penn, the baseball team is looking to four games against Red Rolfe Division foe Harvard to get its season back on track. “This is a big weekend for us,” said Dan Kerr ’15. “Our division is close right now, ...


Baseball suffers winless weekend against Penn, Columbia

After splitting consecutive doubleheaders with Ivy foes Cornell and Princeton and coming on the heels of impressive wins against Georgetown and George Mason, the baseball team suffered a major setback this weekend, as it was swept by both Penn and Columbia. “We obviously did not play our best,” ...

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